On Friday 6 July, something a little special took place at Burnett Street. Number 179 Burnett Street, is occupied by Samantha Rose Flowers. Sam, as she is commonly known around the Mid Canterbury region, paired up with Charlie and Esma Hill from CharRees Vineyard and welcomed seven ladies into the store for Ashburton’s very first Foral Arrangement + Wine Tasting and Nibbles evening.
Attendees used deep green foiliage, with flowers in darker pinks and splashes of crisp winter white to create eye catching displays, under the watchful eye of Samantha. The ladies were also guided through a taste sensation of exquisite CharRees Vineyard wines and sustenance was provided from a delectable YesChef grazing plank.
From the laughs and smiles that were heard and seen it seems Ashburton has been waiting for the perfect pairing of passionate entrepreneurs to bring something a little different to a Friday evening.
Samantha Rose Flowers celebrated its first successful year as Ashburton’s budding new business.
On 28 May, Samantha Rose Trott gave out 100 roses around town for the occasion. The now 30-year-old excelled in both her floristry course at Christchurch Academy and her decade’s experience here and in Australia. However, the creative entrepreneur’s destiny was to return home to fill the mid-Canterbury gap in the market for beautiful blooms.
Her design flair incorporates her sense of colour and theme and looks unique against the shop’s modern-industrial style – designed by her architect partner. With help from Sophie and Toni, she arranges the freshest flowers for all sorts of occasions, including birthdays, anniversaries and sympathy, and can also set up on site. From Rakaia to Rangitata, with a twice-daily delivery to Christchurch on weekdays, same day delivery requests are welcomed.
Samantha offers a private room for discretely planning wedding flowers. Meghan and Harry’s wedding bouquets included delicate forget-me-nots, lily of the valley, sweet pea and jasmine, whereas Samantha was busy last season with popular blush-toned blooms.
Winter offers long-lasting Cymbidium orchids in lime-yellows, pinks and whites – with spring flowers blossoming very soon. She encourages men to give flowers as a romantic gesture. “It would be so nice to see it happen more! It doesn’t have to be extravagant – even a bunch of lilies.”
Samantha Rose Flowers also sells the luxury-scented Living Light candles and atomisers, handmade in Golden Bay, along with baby giftware, plants and cards.
Open at 179 Burnett Street Ashburton Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm. Phone 03-307 4020 or visit www.samantharoseflowers.co.nz, Facebook and Instagram.